Media and Polls are Wrong: We Can Defeat Barack Obama
By Andrew Bair
The mainstream media is working overtime to ensure pro-abortion President Barack Obama is reelected. What they’d like us to believe is that momentum is on Obama’s side and the Romney campaign is floundering.
After all, despair doesn’t exactly drive voters to the polls. Thankfully, as pro-life advocates, we know the games the media plays and we know not to be deterred. The media will write its narrative. It’s our job to prove them wrong.
Polling has been instrumental to the media’s campaign to reelect Obama. From over-sampling Democrats to outright ignoring polls favorable to Republicans, the media has carefully constructed a storyline about the direction of the campaign and is unwilling to deviate from it. If reality does not comport, then it is ignored.
For instance, recent NBC swing state polls show Obama winning by even larger margins than in 2008, a wave year for Democrats. That defies reason. That would require large numbers of McCain voters to flip for Obama in 2012. In fact, it appears the opposite is occurring and Obama 2008 voters are ditching him either for Romney, another candidate or are simply staying home.
NARAL Pro-Choice America has even acknowledged they are having trouble shoring up their base. As reported by the Daily Caller, according to NARAL’s model, there are over 5.1 million women pro-choice “Obama defectors” nationwide, 1.2 in battleground states, and 338,020 in 25 key battleground counties.”
The youth vote, which was instrumental in Obama’s 2008 win, is not a slam-dunk for the president. Obama has a major enthusiasm problem among young people, especially among those who voted for him in 2008 but have yet to see the hope and change they so desperately desired.
Polls from across the political spectrum indicate Obama is weak among young people. A left-wing Daily Kos/SEIU poll found 54% of young people believe the country is on the wrong track. A New York Times/CBS News poll released last week showed Obama leading Romney just 53 to 45 among young voters, a far cry from his two-thirds support in 2008.
Louisiana State University released a report last month called “What Happened to Hope and Change?” that found “consistent evidence that President Obama’s 2008 first-time voters are less supportive than other Obama voters, reflecting a decline in enthusiasm among a key voting bloc in the 2012 elections.”
The media is also ignoring the discontent among Catholics over Obama. In 2008, 54% of Catholics voted for Obama. After four years of working to expand abortion and threatening rights of conscience and religious liberty, Obama will have a hard time winning the Catholic vote again. The Obama campaign acknowledges its weakness among the nation’s single largest religious group. It’s why they offered a speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention to a pro-Obama nun and why they released a new ad directly appealing to Catholics.
While there isn’t available polling data on enthusiasm levels among pro-life advocates, I can tell you firsthand that the pro-life community is fired up to vote in November. The chance to defeat the most pro-abortion president in US history and elect a pro-life president in his place has rallied the movement. The pro-life grassroots are working tirelessly every single day, sacrificing their time and energy to ensure victory.
“Things looked bleak for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and George W. Bush in 2000 at this stage, and we remember how those races turned out,” wrote Guy Benson for Townhall.
Life hangs in the balance this election. The lives of unborn children, the fate of Obamacare and the future of the Supreme Court are all on the line. When you wake up the day after the election, will you at least be able to say you did everything you possibly could to elect a pro-life president? Don’t have any regrets. Take action today!